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The disparity is likely due in part to a low representation of minority physicians in cancer subspecialties.
Late-stage cancers identified through emergency department visits may reflect a lack of access to primary care and screening.
The Affordable Care Act erases racial disparities in care for advanced cancers.
The study raises concerns about the effectiveness of cancer drugs, as genetic differences may affect how someone responds to a drug.
Race-related differences in risk and smoking behaviors aren’t accounted for in current lung cancer screening recommendations.
Why the head of the world’s largest cancer organization braved dirt roads and crowded urban streets to reach impoverished cancer centers
Having health insurance increases early detection and timely treatment for many cancers.
Rates of the subtypes increased among all ethnic groups, and increased the most among black women, who also had the lowest survival rates.
Multipronged approach eliminated treatment gaps between black and white patients and improved overall treatment rates.
But, despite the difference, the risk of dying from the disease is still small.
Black women face additional burdens along their risk-management journey, researchers say.
New UCSF study analyzes prostate cancer deaths by race.
Less than 5 percent of Black patients were involved in trials for 24 out of 31 cancer drugs approved since 2015.
Studies show African-American men may respond better to treatment and survive longer.
Insurance accounts for 37 percent of the total excess risk of death in Black patients, study finds.
At a major transplant center in Indiana, despite similar levels of liver disease severity, Blacks had a lower transplant rate than whites.
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